SANTA BARBARA, Calif. — The South and Central Coasts' new COVID-19 cases are at a pandemic low. California as a state has led the nation in the lowest case rates for the better part of the last two months. The result, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties are in the least restrictive ‘Yellow Tier’. And California is on track to meet Governor Gavin Newsom’s June 15 reopening.
This weekend will be the first weekend gyms, movie theaters, places of worship and restaurants can reopen indoors to 50% capacity. Bars will be able to welcome 25% capacity indoors.
Starting June 15, those who are fully vaccinated, won’t need to wear a mask unless they're using public transportation, indoors at a school, healthcare facility, correctional facility or emergency shelter. Capacity limitations will be dropped at all businesses, except for mega events. Mega events are events with 5,000 or more people indoors or 10,000 or more outdoors. To attend a mega event someone will need to show their vaccination card or a negative COVID-19 test with 72 hours.
San Luis Obispo County Public Health states there are 53 active cases in the county. Santa Barbara County Public Health states there are 38 active COVID-19 cases. And Ventura Public Health states there are 90 active cases in the county.